Today we will be going over everything you need to know about tent supplies to get you started with tent securement.
Tent Securement using Tent Supplies
Did you know that securing down a tent is one of the hardest jobs for any beginner to tie down? One of the main factors as to why tent securement is not an easy job for anyone is due to factors such as strong wind gusts, severe rain, poor soil conditions for tent stakes, as well as many other weather risks that need to be taken into consideration when securing a tent.
The good news? There are many different tent supplies and many different ways to tie down a tent to help prevent any safety hazard from occurring as well as tents from blowing away in the wind. Let us begin with some of the helpful tent supplies to keep your tent from ever becoming unsecured.
Some of the best ways to secure a tent are by using Tent Stakes or Tent Straps. Both of these, when used together, can make for the perfect method of securement. In order to help hold the weight of the tent down against strong gusts, tent straps are tied to tent stakes that are pounded with traditionally into the ground. Although tent stakes can be difficult at times if given poor soil conditions such as extreme dryness or extreme moisture from potential floods. This makes any tent securement far more difficult due to unideal conditions to work in. However, not ideal situations can be fixed by providing multiple different securement points for the tent stakes to be put in the ground and with the use of tent straps become secured.
What are Tent Stakes?
Tent Stakes are used to put into solid ground or soil in order to provide for a securement spot for Tent Straps to be used to secure the tent down from strong wind conditions or other potential bad weather. You can find more out about all of our Tent Straps here you can also find out more about Tent Stakes here.
What are Tent Straps?
Tent Straps are used once Tent Stakes are put into the ground to further secure the tent. When used together tent straps and tent stakes are incredibly strong and help prevent strong gusts from moving tents. This makes for the perfect ideal conditions to celebrate a wedding, graduation, family gather, or a professional event. Tents are great to use against protection of rain, heat, or the suns powerful UV rays. You can find more out about the tent straps or tent stakes here.
Steps to Secure A Tent
• Find a location to secure your tent – the ideal location will be able to have a large flat surface that is easily accessible.
• Next, you will want to set up the tent normally
• Next, find securement points on the tent and begin to use tent stakes to put in the ground as securement points
• Next, you can use hooks or your preferred method of securement tent strap to connect to the tent stakes to provide securement points
• Depending on how large the tent is you will need to create securement points equally around the tent to balance the gusts of wind.
• Rule of thumb for how many tent stakes or tent straps to use may depend on the size of the tent but on average a normal sized white tent may use upwards of 20 securement points.
Commerical Tent Stakes
When looking for steel tent stakes or commercial tent stakes the most important thing to look for are ones they do not take shortcuts when manufacturing. Safety is the number one priority when using tent stakes so finding a high-quality tent stake is an absolute must. Some of the things to look out for when purchasing commercial grade tent stakes is make sure they are made from high-quality steel.
These are an absolute must when digging into the ground you want to make sure they can withstand getting installed. Some of the available sizes of tent stakes we supply are 18” Tent Stakes, 30” Tent Stakes, 36” Tent Stakes, and 40” Tent Stakes. As well as single-headed or double-headed types as well to make for installation a breeze. We also have bungee tie downs to help make tent securement even easier in matching the white color that comes in a 20 piece bag that can be located here
One of the many differences between commercial tent stakes and the ones for normal tents that you may go camping with is the quality difference you will immediately notice as well as the size difference. As these are for commercially sized tents there are much larger and need to go further in depth in the ground in order to be secured. You can find some of the smaller tent stakes in the sizes of 18 inches long and some of the tent stakes in double headed 40-inch tent stakes.
Commercial Tent Stakes are used for Commerical Sized Tents due to the safety aspect of attempting to secure something as large as an event-sized tent needs to be done right. There are many different challenges to face when predicting the weather but a good guide to go buy is plan ahead. If the conditions are good when you arrive at your destination, there is a chance that the weather could rapidly change or roll in during a short window of time.
No matter if you plan on setting up a commercial tent using our commercial tent supplies or setting up a large party for a graduation party using party tent supplies. You can give our tent experts a call at 800-444-0956 and our team will be there to help answer any questions you may have. We have plenty of production information as well as product recommendations or suggestions to help keep your tent tied down and lasting!
What Happens if my Tent is Not Secured?
If your tent is not secured when being installed you may risk the weather blowing the tent away. Similar to using an umbrella during a windy day or during a storm and attempting to keep it in place and not blowing away. As you can see by the video below when using a tent securement you are avoiding a potentially very serious event that could occur far too easy.
We always recommend checking the weather during a commercial event every 45 to 60 minutes. This ensures that the ultimate safety precaution is taken when hosting events and those who are also there. It is always better to be too prepared than not prepared for the unexpected potential that could happen during a storm as seen in the video above gusts of wind over 100 miles per hour destroyed the commercial tent.